For two days after this march there was serious rioting between the Catholics and the RUC. In the following January there were many civil rights marches with increasing violence brought about by over policeing and confrontations between them and loyalist crowds. On 25 April 1969 following a bombing campaign by Loyalists extremists, 500 additional British troops were sent to Northern Ireland. A few months later on the 12th August 1969 as the Apprentice boys passed near the Bogside area a serious riot erupted. The RUC got involved to try and stop the riot by using water cannons and armoured cars.
It was estimated that the police battered up 25,000 protesters, and while the police was busy with the protesters, other people went around and seized up some government buildings across the western part of Ukraine. Yulia Tymoshenko, a former Prime Minister, was jailed on dubious charges, but she is a deeply divisive figure among Ukrainians; she urged the people to take the streets to protest the government’s decision on the EU deal. After some time of being jail, she is now free and is walk... ... middle of paper ... ... want Russia out of their country, but they do not want to attack because Russia is their main power source. Works Cited Crowley, Michael and Shuster, Simon. “This Isn’t Over.” Time 183.9 (2014): 42.
Replies from the “activist” led to actions such as “occupy Kiev city hall” in which 800,000 people showed up to protest the atrocities they believed to be inexcusable ("Ukraine crisis timeline" March 17, 2014). To combat this run of riots the Ukrainian parliament issued a law against protesting in hopes of diminishing their campaign the opposite effect was achieved. War luckily, was avoided thanks to President Yanukovych signing a compromise on the 21st of February. Shor... ... middle of paper ... ...60. Taylor, Paul.
West versus East, the age-old battle of capitalism in opposition to communism, was the underlying factor of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, many former Russian controlled territories created their own countries and governments mirroring that of Russia’s. As the years passed, these countries are now finding themselves pulled between their historical Russian ties and European opportunities. This split had caused a lot of uproar in these countries on their future alliance, and has been the one of the lasting areas of conflict between the Russia and Europe. One conflict in particular, the Russo-Georgian War, rocked global politics for the five days that it lasted and demonstrated that these conflicts are still potentially volatile.
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Based on the history of Russia i... ... middle of paper ... ... Effectiveness: Can American Theory Be Applied in Russia? Carl F. Fey and Daniel R. Denison Organization Science , Vol. 14, No. 6 (Nov. - Dec., 2003), pp.
Three days later, around 100,000 protesters rally in Kiev’s Independence Square located in the center of the capital (“Timeline: Political Crisis”). When the unrest continued to grow, riot police began to intervene using tear gas to break up demonstrations (“Timeline: Political Crisis”)... ... middle of paper ... ...6 Feb. 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2014 “Putin Defends Crimea Vote’s Legality to Cameron, Merkel”.
U.S.A and the Borderlands. There has been tons of contentions and conflicts in the second largest country in europe and while the news presents us all these ideas about what going there, the truth, as it always is, is much more complex. The recent turmoil in the Ukraine has brought up a lot of issues remembered in the cold war. Russia Annexing the crimean peninsula from the Ukraine scaring western powers, specifically the United States, into the old policy of Soviet containment and using any means to put negatives towards the “eastern block” preventing the spread of its influence. Although the United States and it NATO/European Union current policy’s towards the eastern block have attempted to contain this strong autocratic style of government, is the strife caused in these contested lands worth it?
The Causes of the Soviet Union's Collapse Following the collapse of the Soviet Union a great deal of debate has ensued as to what caused the Soviet empire's demise both within the former Soviet Union and amongst scholars worldwide. Various theories have been published amongst scholars attempting to explain and pinpoint the flaws in the Soviet system and the forces that drove the Soviet Union to a brisk and catastrophic collapse. Economic weakness is commonly argued to be the cause of the collapse but others argue that political decisions made by Gorbachev and his supporters should bear most of the blame for the collapse. Another subset of scholars argue that the diverse ethnic composition of the Soviet empire lead to divided loyalties amongst the Soviet satellite states and created fatal fault lines within the empire that Soviet leaders simply underestimated. Others have put forth the theory that the moral consensus amongst the elite class favouring the communist system broke down and lead to a complete Soviet Collapse.